The valance is a largely cosmetic panel that is used to conceal structural details in a vehicle and giving it a unique look. The valance can be made out of various materials such as steel, urethane, plastic and aluminium. Each of these materials has their own benefits, for example, steel has good durability and may last longer than some of the other materials, however aluminium resists rust and is lightweight. The various merits of each valance material should be weighed up before deciding on which is most suitable for your needs.
As well as being cosmetic, the valance is useful for protecting your vehicle from dirt and debris. It can also be used to mount foglights and other car accessories to the vehicle.
valances can be installed in various bumper positions on the front and rear of the vehicle on the driverside and the passenger side.
If a valance is damaged, this could impact on other accessories such as foglights if they have been installed on to the valance. Steel valances could be susceptible to rust and plastic valances are prone to cracking because of the material used.